Keith Moore wrote:
maybe the ISPs supporting multicast could prioritize that traffic, thus
providing better service on multicast than unicast, thus providing an
This would provide an incentive to game the system and use multicast
even if you had only one receiver.
incentive for receivers to use multicast over unicast.
Isn't the real problem the fact that the set of streams that people
might receive is so diverse, most links won't be carrying more than one
copy of the unicast stream anyway? Multicast would help only at the
sender's end, in the case of flash crowds; and the sender's ISP has no
incentive to shrink the size of the bitpipe the sender needs to buy.
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